Steampunk Disney

Amy Trumpeter
7 min readAug 18, 2020
Steampunk Disney

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You may not realise it, but Steampunk Disney is everywhere! There are elements of steampunk in Disney movies such as Malificent, cosplay including steampunk Alice in Wonderland and of course in the Disney Parks — the original Disneyland in Anaheim, California being my favourite. I hope you love our steampunk Disney guide as much as my aunty Deb — she is the BIGGEST Disney fan I know!!!

20,000 Leagues under the Sea

One of the most well-known steampunk movies of all time is actually a Disney movie. Based on the novel by Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was released by Disney in 1954. The plot consists of an expedition to find a dangerous sea monster after a cancelled voyage but the sailor’s ship is damaged and they are taken aboard a submarine. The storyline features a highly advanced submarine decades ahead of its time in terms of technology and design. The vessel, Nautilus, is the invention of Captain Nemo who created the submarine to hide away from civilization to conduct his scientific experiments. Not only does the steampunk theme run through the movie in terms of the advanced submarine but the storyline makes links between historical events and fictional locations. The movie has gone on to be an attraction at four different Disney parks over the years.

Steampunk Disney

Steampunk Mickey

Whilst steampunk began in Disney with 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Disney itself began with a mouse. Mickey Mouse to be exact. Over the years, Mickey has explored various genres, cultures and costumes, including steampunk. Mickey’s steampunk attire has a classically beautiful, mad scientist look in his haute couture outfit and his friends can also be seen in matching attire.

Pirates of the Carribbean

Even though Mickey looks dapper in his steampunk outfit, we couldn’t discuss steampunk Disney without mentioning Pirates of the Caribbean. With stunning bronze elements, intricate medallions and crazy binoculars, the aesthetic pirate style goes hand in hand with…

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Amy Trumpeter

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!